Like they said in Wedding Crashers: "Crab cakes and football, that's what Maryland does!"
When word got out last week that veteran WR Jeremy Maclin was meeting with the Ravens to possibly pen a deal, one Maryland restaurant took matters into their own hands.
Jimmy's Seafood, a well known seafood restaurant in Dundalk, Maryland, tweeted at Maclin and presented him with a delicious incentive.
You drive a hard bargain, Mr. Maclin. We'll up the offer to free crab cakes for life. Now sign already! 📋 pic.twitter.com/XVjwjwZhHS— Jimmy's Seafood (@JimmysSeafood) June 8, 2017
On Monday, Maclin signed a two-year deal with the Ravens. Maclin was also in talks with the Buffalo Bills and Philadelphia Eagles, but I guess he prefers crab cakes over buffalo wings and cheese steaks.
Soon after the deal became official, Maclin responded to Jimmy's Seafood's tweet.
@JimmysSeafood I read what y'all said...I love crab cakes! Lol— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac___19) June 12, 2017
The restaurant has strong relationships with many current and former Ravens such as Tony Jefferson, Torrey Smith and Jonathan Ogden.
CEO of the restaurant, John Minadakis, isn't too worried about supplying the wide receiver with as many crab cakes as he would like.
"How many crab cakes can one person eat?" Minadakis said. "It's not going to take us out of business. That's for sure."
The restaurant is even willing to offer up the same deal to other potential Ravens prospects like Eric Decker, who was released from the Jets on Monday.
Whether or not their offer had that much of an effect on Maclin's decision, the man will be eating good for a very long time.
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